Two Illini set personal bests on Saturday
Illini will bring full squad to meet in Tempe, Ariz.
Illini advance two relays and one individual to finals tomorrow
Majority heads to Texas; small distance crew to California; some to SIU
Spencer, Akinosun and Richartz place first
Photos from the Illini Classic at the UI Armory
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship ... Finished fifth at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best jump of 12-10 1/4 (3.92m) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... USTFCCCA All-Academic.
Indoor: Set a season-best mark of 12-11 1/2 (3.95m) at the Big Ten Championships to place fourth ... Mark at Big Ten is the second best jump in Illinois history ... Finished runner-up and third place at the Illini Open and Illini Classic, respectively.
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship ... Scored points at the Big Ten Championship, finishing fifth with a personal-best jump of 13-0 3/4 (3.98m), second-best in school history ... Academic All-Big Ten.
Indoor: Scored points for the team at the Big Ten Championships in pole vault, placing eighth ... Had four top-5 finishes, including setting a new career-best mark of 12-10 (3.91m) at the Orange and Blue Open.
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Participated in pole vault for five meets...Scored points for the team at the Big Ten Challenge in pole vault, placing fourth...Placed third at Stan Lyons Invitational.
Indoor: Had two second place finishes in pole vault at the Illini Open and Illini Classic ... Recorded her personal-best in pole vault with 12-7 ½ (3.85m) at the Big Ten Championships.
2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the pole vault at four meets, including at the Mike Poehlein Invitational where she set a personal-best mark of 11-2 ½ (3.42m) and finished sixth overall ... Was second in the pole vault at the Horned Frog Invitational.
Indoor: Did not compete.
Placed second in the high jump and third in the triple jump at the 2009 SWSC `Blue' Division Girls Conference Championships.
Daughter of Bill and Joyce Eitzen ... Born Oct. 31, 1990 ... Favorite athlete is Devin Hester ... Favorite place on campus is the Union because it's a great place to hang out or study ... Plans to go to medical school after graduation ... Majoring in food science and human nutrition.
Eitzen's Personal Bests
Pole Vault: 13-0 3/4 (3.98m) - Big Ten Championship (5/13/12)
Pole Vault: 12-11 1/2 (3.95m)- Big Ten Championship (2/22/13)
Updated July 2013